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Sequels by Other Hands

We use this Term for written, professionally published follow-ups to existing sf/fantasy novels, more often than not produced spontaneously and with considerable freedom of development rather than under the commercial constraints of Ties to owned franchises – although there is some inevitable overlap. / Major and minor classics often attract such sequels, both in and out of the genre. An early example is Francis Bacon's New Atlantis: A Work Unfinished (bound in with Sylva Sylvarum ...

Castle, Jeffery Lloyd

Working name of Geoffrey Lloyd Castle (1898-1990), UK author and aeronautical engineer who served in the Royal Field Artillery and then the Royal Flying Corps during World War One, and again in the former in World War Two. He was married to the author Margery Sharp (1905-1991) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. His first sf novel, Satellite E One (1954), deals somewhat eccentrically with the scientific details surrounding the construction of a Space Station. His second, ...

Van Greenaway, Peter

Almost certainly the working name of UK lawyer, actor, scriptwriter and author Arthur Greenaway (1927-1988), according to information obtained by Steve Holland; he focused on fiction from about 1960. Though he never became known as a genre writer, much of his work was sf (see Horror in SF), including his first novel, The Crucified City (1962), a Post-Holocaust story set in a devastated London after a nuclear bomb has been dropped, and his second, The Evening Fool (1964), which carries its ...

Wonder 3, The

Japanese animated tv series (1965-1966; vt W3; vt The Amazing 3). Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka, though with new stories. Mushi Productions. Directed by Taku Sugiyama. Writers include Osamu Tezuka and Ichirō Wakabayashi. Voice cast includes Shinsuke Chikaishi, Yoshio Kaneuchi, Yasuo Kojima, Kazuko Sawada and Fuyumi Shiraishi. 52 27-minute episodes. Black & White. / In 1970 the Galaxy's politicians (see Politics) argue over whether our War-riven planet should be saved or ...

Shirrefs, Mark

(1952-    ) Australian scriptwriter and author, generally in collaboration with John Thomson (1953-    ), with whom he has adapted his Young Adult Television series, the first being the Tomorrow sequence: The Girl from Tomorrow (1990) adapts The Girl from Tomorrow (1989), and Tomorrow's End (1991) adapts the same show's second season Tomorrow's End (1991), both novels being written with Thomson and both concerning a young girl from the future kidnapped ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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